There are many companies and individuals who have developed and sell a custom Content Manage System (CMS) but not all CMS’ are SEO Friendly. CMS’ can seem very attractive at first glance because they allow the average web surfer to add new pages, images and links to their site. SEO Friendly means that you have the ability to easily add/change parts of your website that the search engines use to rank websites on Google, MSN, etc. But, there are many CMS’s that do not allow you to add/create meta tags, URL’s, etc.- and what is the use of having a website if no one on the internet can find you?
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential if you have a website- Being on the first page of Google for a popular keyword will increase the visits to your website and hopefully in turn increase sales, leads, registrations, etc. So, if you are going to invest the time and money it takes to have a website you need to make sure it is search engine friendly.
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Here are 7 Things to keep in mind when looking into a CMS:
1. Ability to edit Title Tag, Meta Keywords and Meta Description easily
2. Has static URL’s that are not dynamically generated
3. The ability to name URL’s yourself
4. Many content managed areas so you can be in control of what is on all the pages
5. Ability to edit/add alt tags on all images
6. Ability to add/edit H1 and H2 tags
7. Dynamic Sitemap generator (and Dynamic XML Sitemap generator)
8. The coding for the CMS is not a cluttered mess
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Before spending a lot of money on a CMS that will not be able to satisfy all of your needs make sure you research all of your options. At Bayshore Solutions we are faced with clients on a daily basis who bought a cheap CMS that is not working like they want it to and is not SEO friendly which makes ranking on search engines almost impossible.  Bayshore Solutions has developed an SEO friendly Content Management SystemContact Us for more information.

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